Nine Inch Nails Send Mystery Bags of Black Powder to Fans

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs on stage at TSB Arena on March 20, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs on stage at TSB Arena on March 20, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Trent Reznor clearly gets a jolt from confounding his fans. Remember back in 2007 when he sent them on a bizarre scavenger hunt for USB drives in bathrooms and dystopian websites in connection with his Year Zero album? The Nine Inch Nails leader is up to it again, only this time the mystery clues have an even more ominous bent.

After fans ordered digital copies of last year's surprise Not the Actual Events EP they were informed that an unnamed "physical component" would be included at some point. That second part has finally arrived and according to images posted by some Niners the add-on is an envelope full of mysterious black powder and an ominous note. The package includes a collection of papers with cryptic writings on them and a note that warns "to be read in its ENTIRETY before opening" in red letters. "Actions have consequences." 

It goes on, "N.T.A.E. may contain subversive elements that produce feelings of euphoria and may be harmful and unsettling to the consumer." Most importantly: "this will make a mess." And, judging by the photos fans have posted, that last part was no joke.

Check it out:

 

 

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